Working with a SCORE Philadelphia mentor is an educational, invigorating experience. Here's a small sample of what our clients have said about their mentors and what it's like to work with SCORE.

"I've only just started working with a SCORE mentor, but her insight, using her listening skills and knowledge to help me determine what I need to work on, combined with the documents and resources that SCORE provides, have filled me with confidence that I am finally going to successfully create a meaningful business plan."

"Mary was fantastic. I appreciated her listening, feedback, and her overall genuineness. I left inspired after our conversation and looking forward to the next one."

"SCORE replied to my online request very quickly. We were able to easily schedule an appointment and it occurred in a timely manner. Our initial meeting with Gary O’Brien revealed that we were being met with an extraordinary amount of dedication and experience. And mostly... we began learning immediately, even in our introductory meeting. I found an elevation in confidence, awareness of business needs and an increase in motivation by having connected with a SCORE mentor. Kudos."

"Tim has been very helpful in consolidating macro level understanding of our vision and business model and brought it down to micro level of identifying certain customers first.  It helps to bring focus back to the fundamentals and see new resources that he provided, which have been very helpful."

"I went into my meeting with the sole expectation of discussing a short-term problem, but walked out with fantastic long-term perspective and promising connections."

"I have had really good experiences with SCORE mentors not just giving business advice but also trying to understand you as a person struggling to start a small business. They are never condescending or dismissive of my goals."

"My mentor was down to earth and focused in her approach to understand what I am trying to achieve and supportive with advice and guidance on who may be able to assist me as I develop my business plan."

"Because the meeting was really helpful at really mapping out what you want to consider when wanting to start a business. The mentor was extremely helpful, and gave me some really great pointers."

"My mentor was easy to talk to; had strong listening skills; and is willing to reach out and connect me with others to collaborate in areas that would be beneficial to my growth and understanding. I appreciate that."